There's always something entertaining going on in Dayton or its surroundings.
Dayton's Oregon Historic District
In New Orleans it's Bourbon Street, in Memphis it's Beale Street, and in Dayton it's Fifth Street. Restaurants, clubs, bars & galleries, bring the district alive every night of the year. Special celebrations include The First Four (March), St. Patrick's Day, Halloween, and weekly Rock concerts during baseball season.
Canal Street Tavern (Alternative, Acoustic, Rock) Dayton (461-9343)
Gilly's (Jazz, R&B, Reggae) Dayton (228-8414)
Nite Owl (Rock, Alternative) Dayton (223-0450)
DINNER THEATER AND COMEDY CLUBS
La Comedia, Springboro (1-800-677-9505)
Jokers Comedy Cafe, Washington Township (433-5233)
Wiley's, Dayton (224-5653)
Ervin J. Nutter Center - Ranked as one of the top 10 performance venues in the nation with 10-15,000 seats. Fairborn (775-4789)
Hara Arena - If it doesn't play the Nutter, you can bet it will be at the smaller Hara arena. Harrison Township, (278-4776)
Dayton Convention Center - From Auto shows to Pork conventions, the convention center sees it all. Dayton (333-4700)
The Fraze Pavilion - Kettering. The region's 4,000 seat outdoor venue for music, featuring international, national and local talent. May through September. www.fraze.com
The Ohio Renaissance Festival - The largest in the nation. Real jousts, wandering minstrels, damsels, and smoked turkey legs to die for. Harveysburg ( eight weeks in late summe/fall)
King's Island - Just a half-hour south of Dayton, the largest seasonal amusement park in the nation is open May through September. (1-800-288-0808)
There are several private and municipal Water Parks in the Dayton Area. For a list of current options and times, check the web.